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Wallace/Cooper Islands Exploration (Level 2)

  • July 14, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Beaver Boat Ramp, Clatskanie, OR
  • 5


  • Active club members, including kayaking professionals & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the Trip Organizer.

Registration is closed

This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC.  To register, you'll need to log into your member account on the OOPS website.

Reminder:  Registration is always conditional upon final approval by the Trip Organizer.  The TO may contact you to assess whether your skills & equipment are appropriate for the trip.

Narrative: Looking for a few intrepid paddlers to explore Wallace and Cooper Islands with me. We will paddle 2 miles down the Clatskanie river to the confluence of the Columbia.  
From there we will paddle a short distance up river around the eastern end of Wallace island. We can circle Cooper Island and/ or depending on conditions we might paddle further up to Eureka Bar and get a close-up of the shipping traffic. Back to Clatskanie on the end of the flood...

Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Beaver Boat Launch - Clatskanie, OR
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell
Primary Organizer: kent slawson
Assistant Organizer(s): Stuart Teicher
Has organizer paddled here before? No
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person:  
Maximum number of paddlers: 8
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 75-80
Estimated Water Temperature: 65+
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4-5 hours
Tide times & heights: Wauna,OR
Low: 11:23, -1.51ft
High: 4:45, 6.39 ft
Current information: ≤2knts
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 1: Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled, no whitecaps
Landing types: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
Currents: Level 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: This is a level 2 "energizer trip". Participants should have the stamina to paddle up to 11 miles at group pace and appropriately respond to all reasonably anticipated hazards.  If you have a tow-belt & know how to use it, wearing it is a good idea
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